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Help with new CPU & Motherboard compatibility.

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June 4, 2012 6:29:45 PM

Hello, I have a ECS Elite Group H61H2-M2 motherboard

"High performance ECS Motherboard H61H2-M2 supporting latest socket LGA 1155 Intel® 2nd Generation Core™ i7 / i5 / i3 Processors"

On the website

They have a CPU supported list which includes 3rd Gen CPU's Will these work in a 2nd gen?

I was thinking about buying Intel 3rd Generation Core i7-3770K CPU (4 x 3.50GHz, Ivy Bridge, Socket 1155, 8Mb L3 Cache, Intel Turbo Boost Technology 2.0)

Any help will be great thanks.
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June 4, 2012 6:42:04 PM

"3rd Gen CPU's Will these work in a 2nd gen? "

yes--as long as the bios supports them
June 4, 2012 6:46:35 PM

The BIOS I have at the moment is, American Megatrends Inc. Version 07/12/2011 (Latest)
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June 4, 2012 6:48:21 PM

as far as i know, Sandy Bridge boards support Ivy Bridge processors. furthermore, the i7-3770K is listed in the cpu support list of your board. guess you'll need to flash bios though.
June 4, 2012 9:41:14 PM

Updated BIOS to support Ivy Cpu's, I'll order that straight away! cheers guys.